The Impact of the New Town Columbia on Howard County: A 50 Years Retrospective
Columbia is the most celebrated of the new towns built in the 1960s. Recently on its 50th anniversary, it received considerable journalistic and scholarly attention as a successful example of a planned Community.
Yet it is striking that little attention has been given to the effects that new towns have on the surrounding area. How do new towns influence the development of their ‘host’ regions? This article addresses these questions by analyzing Columbia’s impact on Howard County.
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